We're thrilled to bring aboard our second acquisition of the publishing season! Nottingham, England-based author Jase Puddicombe arrives with a riveting tale of heartwarming friendship, familial love, and disabled representation. Lyam and Annelie's adventure is set to publish in our Spring 2022 season.
In an underground city where it's sin to see the sunlight, Scribe Lyam and his Dreamer live vicariously—and perhaps symbiotically—through each other. While Lyam is terrified of the world but experiences it through reading, Annelie communicates with the Life-Giver through her dreams, leaving her spent and disabled. When the Dreamers are unexpectedly attacked, Annelie senses the assaults are from within their city, leading Lyam to a most shocking discovery...
The Dreamers are untouchable. They are protected by the Life-Giver, the Sun God who talks to them in their dreams. They live away from society and are only seen by their Scribes.
But then someone – or something – begins attacking them.
The Council tries to place the blame on the Life-Giver, but Dreamer Annelie and her Scribe Lyam know better. They learn that danger is buried deep in the heart of the Council itself, threatening their peaceful way of life for good.
Forced to team up with Enoch, a mysterious man who talks in riddles, the trio must race against time to save their underground city from corruption – before their world crumbles around them.
About the Author:
Jase is a queer, chronically-ill writer who spends most of their time under a pile of blankets with a cup of hot chocolate. Always a lover of fantasy, they have been writing since they were able to hold a pen and daydreaming for longer than that.
Their biggest dream (other than being a published author) is to own a small colony of cats. They can usually be found playing piano, having a scoot in a local nature park on their mobility scooter, or scrolling Twitter.
Jase lives in Nottingham, England with their partner Charlotte, who is also their full-time carer.